There are many artists that transcend the art of music. Rob Zombie has been one of those people who over his career lifespan jumped head first into the field creating artwork, movie directing, and voice over acting as well. No matter what he is doing artistically, he has always found his way back to making music and touring.


From his days in White Zombie to being a solo artist, he has always pushed himself to make music that speaks to who he is as a person and as a musician. Rob Zombie hit the road with one of his previous cohorts in crime Marilyn Manson. They put together the “Twins of Evil” The Second Coming Tour.


As Rob brings this year’s version of the Rob Zombie Show to a close, he keeps his solid band line up with guitarist John 5, bassist Piggy D, & drummer Ginger Fish.(All were part of Manson’s band at one time) Zombie is one of those artists that believe that entertaining should still be part of a concert, not just great music. He does this with colorful stage lighting, an appealing stage set up, show men for musicians, large video monitors that play demented visuals, a skeletal podium, & even a giant robot. This time around Rob Zombie was playing the Concord Pavilion. I’ve seen him on previous tours and was looking forward to seeing him and this would actually be the first time photographing him.


When Rob and the crew hit the stage, they were not holding back as he lit up the stage with an onslaught of energy while performing “Demon Speeding”. Rob came out wearing his long fringed spiked shiny leather jacket, his trademark bent brimmed straw cowboy hat, bell bottom pants, a paisley shirt, and a loincloth style cloth which read “Satan”. He danced, high kicked, and moved across the stage as he belted out his gravelly voiced lyrics to tracks like “Well, Everybody’s Fucking in a U.F.O.”, “Living Dead Girl”, and “In The Age of The Consecrated Vampire We All Get High”. Zombie’s mixture of rock, pop, synth, industrial, and dance beats has always given his music room to shift and change to not become repetitive or stale.


Zombie also doesn’t forget where he comes from as he still includes the White Zombie hits “More Human Than Human” and “Thunder Kiss ‘65”. Rob Zombie and the band tear through some covers during the shows as well with Diamond Head’s “Am I Evil”, Metallica’s “Enter Sandman”, Alice Cooper’s “Schools Out” and The Beatles “Helter Skelter” with Marilyn Manson joining the group onstage to duet with Zombie. It’s great to see and hear Rob stay true to the music genre he’s help create and to continue to tour and release albums in the midst of directing and continuously creating art outside of music.



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About The Author

I've been a part of music industry as a concert photographer for over thirty years. At an early age I hit the road shooting for Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Dio, Quiet Riot, Ted Nugent, Twisted Sister, just to name a few. My love for music has never wavered. I started Mayhem Music Magazine as an outlet to share both established and new artists with others who truly love music.

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